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Facilities Management articles for the week of 11/25/2018 - 12/1/2018

FM Career Path and Down Time

Bert Gumeringer left the farm where he grew up for the University of North Dakota.

Read This » Which UPS Energy Storage System Should FMs Use?

All UPS energy storage options have pros and cons.

Read This » Benefits of Upgrading Emergency Lighting

One aspect of lighting often overlooked during renovations is emergency lighting.

Read This » How IoT Can Benefit a Facility

As we consider the benefits of being highly connected, we must also manage our systems in order to be sure we are balancing the risks with the benefits.

Read This » Painting Projects That Perform

Most institutional and commercial facilities have painted surfaces that are in rough shape.

Read This » Analyzing Energy Use: Liquid Cooling vs. Air-Cooled Cabinets

To understand the differences between air-cooled and liquid-cooled designs, it is necessary to compare energy use of the different cooling options.

Read This » How to Do an Energy Treasure Hunt

An “energy treasure hunt” is a one-to-three day event engaging employees in identifying low-cost energy savings opportunities from behavioral, operational, and maintenance actions.

Read This » The Benefits of Using Plastic Piping

For many applications, plastic piping choices offer benefits that facility managers might want to consider.  One is cost.

Read This » Open Ceiling Trend Drives Growth in Sound Masking

Along with acoustic ceiling manufacturers, makers of sound masking systems have also had to adjust to the new era of open plenums.  Sound masking has been around for decades.

Read This » Is the As-A-Service Model Right For You?

The as-a-service model has arrived in building and facility management.

Read This » A Brief History of Mobile Technology

The subscriber appetite has historically driven new mobile technology generations every 10 or so years. • 1982: First Generation (1G — analog voice only) systems with large heavy phones and poor network quality were introduced. • 1992: Second Generation (2G) was deployed with improvements in signaling and hardware that were primarily aimed toward the voice market but, unlike the first-generation systems, used digital modulation to enhance call quality and enable new applications such as Short Messaging Services (SMS) and other low-data-rate (9.6 to 237 kbps) wireless applications. • 2001: Third Generation (3G) was introduced, providing a significant leap over 2G, with much higher data rates (typically ranging from 400 Kbps to 16 Mbps), significant increases in network voice capacity, along with better channel quality and — most important — support for advanced services and applications, including multimedia. • 2012: Fourth Generation (4G) was deployed (some call it 4G-LTE).

Read This » Grounds: Utility Vehicle, Water and Security Issues

California is a world away from Michigan in many ways, as Gerald Dobbs found out quickly five years ago. “It’s a very different climate,” says Dobbs, park services superintendent with the Cordova Recreation and Park District in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Read This » Boilers Come of Age

Boilers represent one of the most significant investments in institutional and commercial facilities.

Read This » In the Year 2020: Emissions Reduction Goal Deadline Approaches

For the sustainability community, 2020 is a particularly important date in time.

Read This » UPS Energy Storage Option 4: Flywheels

A flywheel device contains a rotary flywheel that spins at speeds of 37,000 RPM, converting electrical energy into stored kinetic energy.

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